There are many different ways to volunteer for the National Wildlife Federation. Discover opportunities that fit your interests and time availability. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Help others learn how to garden for wildlife by hosting a table at a community event, giving a short presentation or distributing National Wildlife Federation literature. The training is done online with a provided CD and takes approximately five hours.
Sign up to be a Habitat Ambassador
Once you have registered your own yard as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®, you can take your commitment to the next level by forming a Community Wildlife Habitat™ team and getting your community certified.
Find out more information about how to register your community
Teach others in your community how to create habitat for wildlife by giving presentations, volunteering to create a Schoolyard Habitats® site, writing articles for local media or restoring habitat in a public site. Training is in-person and more intense than for a Habitat Ambassador and takes 24 hours, usually over three successive weekends. Habitat Stewards make a commitment to volunteer for at least 30 hours within the year following their training. The National Wildlife Federation can let you know if there is a Habitat Steward Host available in your area to give the training.
Sign up to be a Habitat Steward
If you like to train and inspire others, this is the volunteer job for you! You organize and host a Habitat Stewards training (see above) and then mentor your Stewards during their first year. You don’t need to be a habitat expert, but must be able to facilitate the training and pull together guest speakers and other resources. Training is done by a correspondence course run by the National Wildlife Federation, and it lasts about three months.
Sign up to be a Habitat Steward Host
Provide the National Wildlife Federation with administrative support either at one of our regional offices or in your own home. Training is given on a case by case basis, depending on the work you are doing.
Sign up to be a Behind the Scenes Volunteer
There are many things that gardeners can do to lessen their carbon footprint and mitigate the effects of global warming. Find a training workshop offered in your area that will prepare you to give the Gardener's Training on Global Warming presentation to people in your community. A power point and training is provided by the National Wildlife Federation.
If you do not see a workshop scheduled in your area, and are involved with an organization that would like to host a Gardener's Guide to Global Warming training, please email email@example.com.
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You don't have to travel far to join us for an event. Attend an upcoming event with one of our regional centers.